A Full Breakdown of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast

We go through the announced Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast and figure out where and if we’ve seen these actors before.

When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child revealed that rehearsals had begun for the West End production, they also revealed the full cast. Forty plus actors strong, this is an enormous cast for a West End production. And most frustratingly, when they first revealed the list, they didn’t tell us who is playing who.

Now, with the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script, we have a cast list in the back and can finally connect names to faces. But who are these actors and actresses? What else have they been in? Many of the names are stage actors who don’t do a lot of television (or only do bit parts.) It seems that, along with Jamie Parker, Noma Dumenzweni and Paul Thornley being the only actors who parts were revealed early (Harry, Hermione and Ron), they are also the ones with the biggest careers. Jaime Parker was in The History Boys. Nomi Dumezweni was in Doctor Who recently. Ok, well, Paul Thorney is most a stage only actor, but hey, it’s Ron.

But what about these other 30 plus names? We go through them all and list where you may have seen them before.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 06: Cast member Jamie Parker (L) and Sir John Hurt attend the press night after party for ‘Guys And Dolls’ at The Hippodrome Casino on January 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Jamie Parker as Harry Potter. We’ve been over this before, but he’s most famous for starring in The History Boys on the West End Stage, Broadway and in the movie. He most recently starred in Guys and Dolls.

Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley. All theater credits, very little TV work. This is going to be the show that makes his career.

Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger-Weasley. Long history of Shakespearean actress credits. Her last riole before this was when she stepped up into the lead role of Linda which is a three hour tour de force, after Kim Cattrall dropped out.

Sam Clemmett As Albus Potter. Before landing Albus, Clemmett had done a fair bit of acting work and one offs on TV in his teenage years, including Foyle’s War. 

Anthony Boyle As Scorpius Malfoy: An Irish actor, his credits are thin as of yet, though apparently he had a bit part as a Bolton guard on Game of Thrones Season 4. (Yara kills him.)

Alex Price as Draco Malfoy: The voice of Doctor Who Confidential, and other bit roles on TV. He currently appears on TV in Beowulf.

Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter: One of the longest resumes of the bunch outside of our Golden Trio. You may remember her as DC Carol Browning in the UK detective series The Commander.

Cherrelle Skeete as Rose Weasley/Young Hermione: Teen actress, for whom this is her big break

Esther Smith as Delphi Diggory: She was Melodie in Uncle and is currently playing Rachael in Cuckoo on TV.

Paul Bentall as Uncle Vernon/Severus Snape/Voldemort: He’s currently appearing on US television in You, Me and the Apocalypse, and has an extensive stage and TV career. Probably best known in the UK for playing John Archer on ITV’s The Bill. 

Helena Lymbery as Aunt Petunia/Madam Hooch/Dolores Umbridge: Minor TV roles, major theater roles. She looks like she belongs in the Potterverse in this picture, and like she would be a perfect match for the movie Umbridge.

Barry McCarthy as Amos Diggory/Albus Dumbledore: He also did a few years on ITV’s The Bill, and more recently, he was Mr. Fishwick in Topsy and Tim. He looks like his Dumbledore would be closer to Richard Harris than Michael Gambon.

Sandy McDade as The Trolley Witch/Minerva McGonagall: Margaret from Lark Rise to Candleford! She’s currently Sister Judith on EastEnders. That she plays McGonagall does not surprise me a bit.

Tom Milligan as Cedric Diggory/James Potter Jr./James Potter Sr.: Another just graduated actor. I love that they chose to have James Potter Jr. in the present and James Potter Sr. in the past as a double cast role, as well as having him play Cedric. It makes it so that the audience is seeing the same face in the past, present and future, if you will.

Annabel Baldwin as Moaning Myrtle/Lily Potter Sr.: Another recent graduate, most of her web presence still lists her as a student. Most of her theater credits are student based work too. I am amused they double cast Harry’s mother with Voldemort’s first victim.

Jack North as Dudley Dursley/Karl Jenkins/Viktor Krum: Yet another just graduated actor. Having Dudley and Viktor double cast is another cute equivalence maker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON by Parker , Stone, , Writers – Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Music – Robert Lopez, Director – Casey Nicholaw, Design –Scott Pask, Costume design – Ann Roth, Lighting – Brian MacDevitt, London West End, 2013 , Credit: Johan Persson/

Chris Jarman as Hagrid/The Sorting Hat: Tons of theater credits, and a few TV credits for bit parts. He was in the musical The Book of Mormon. No wonder he’s the singing Sorting Hat.

Nuno Silva as Bane: Actor, but mostly Choreographer. Not surprised that he plays the magical creature of a centaur.

The Young Harrys

Rudi Goodman: Child actor with a resume 100 miles long considering his age. Includes that he will be starring in Beauty and the Beast alongside Emma Watson next year.

Dylan Standen: Child actor with West End credits already to his name.

Ewan Rutherford: Starred as Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this past spring in the West End. Before that he also played the title role in Oliver and Gavroche in Les Mis.

Bili Keogh: Child actor, no other info, except this picture where he looks shockingly like Harry.

Nathaniel Smith, Alfred Jones:  Child actors, no other info, not even a picture.

The Lily Luna Potters:

Zoe Brough: Child actress, appeared at Royal Court Theater.

Cristina Fray: Another child actress, she starred as Matilda in the hit musical.

Christiana Hutchings: Could not find her online, but she’s the third of the Lilys listed.

Jeremy Ang Jon as Craig Bowker Jr.: Only theater credits listed, but we have a video from when he was a runner up for the Alan Bates Award. He also does a bunch of the extra roles as well.

Claudia Grant as Polly Chapman: Who-heads will remember her as Carol Ann Ford in An Adventure in Space and Time, the biopic about the early years of Doctor Who in the 1960s. Another named student who also doubles as an extra in other scenes.

James Le Lacheur as Yann Fredericks: He has his own theater company, so no time for TV and film. As with all the Albus and Scorpius fellow students, he also doubles as an extra in other scenes.

Adam McNamara as The Stationmaster: Currently on US TV in You, Me and the Apocalypse. Not a lot of stage credits either. Technically the Station master has always been there, like the Trolleywitch, but the books never bother mention him, so under “new characters” he went. He also doubles as an extra.

Rosemary Annabella: All of her non-stage credits listed on IMDb “Hummingbird, Cemetery Junction and The Human Centipede,” have her as a dancer, and her twitter bio lists her as a singer. Clearly from the picture above she’s done stage work.

Jack Bennett: His IMDb has a few film shorts, but his theater credits are West End centric, and he just finished doing his own One Man Show.

Morag Cross: Tons of theater credits, not a lot of TV work.

Nicola Alexis: According to her wiki bio she is a known quantity on British television, having played “WPC Ruby Buxton” in ITV’s The Bill.

Helen Aluko: Graduated the Manchester School of Theater in 2012. She’s already been nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award, in 2011.

James Howard: A stage actor who has done ten years of one offs on BBC shows.

Martin Johnston: Older Theater performer, with a few TV credits.

Chipo Kureya: Our second dancer listed. And despite J.K. Rowling promising this isn’t a musical, we’ve seen enough pictures to understand why all the dancers.

Tom Mackley: Another just graduated theater student.

Andrew McDonald: Lots of theater, little TV or film.

Stuart Ramsay: His stage and film credits are thin, but he’s listed heavily for producer credits on IMDb.

Lowri James: The only child actor in the group who isn’t a double for Harry. No picture.

Joshua Wyatt: Our final name is a just graduated actor who is currently starring in Loserville at the Union Theater.

So that’s the lot! Tons of actors, hopefully their pictures will help spark your imaginations while reading.